Programme Specialist (U-Report & Digital Youth Engagement)

UNICEF

UNICEF works in the world’s toughest places to reach the most disadvantaged children and adolescents – and to protect the rights of every child, everywhere. Across more than 190 countries and territories, we do whatever it takes to help children survive, thrive and fulfill their potential, from early childhood through adolescence. The world’s largest provider of vaccines, we support child…

Job Information

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    Duty Station Nepal
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    Type of Appointment Full time
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    No. of Openings 1 opening
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    Salary Negotiable / Monthly
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    Job Level : Mid-Level
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    Job Experience : 2 + Years
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    Job Category UN | United Nations
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    Job Qualification : Related Field
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    Posted Date : Jun 27, 2022

Job Description

UNICEF works in some of the world’s toughest places, to reach the world’s most disadvantaged children. To save their lives. To defend their rights. To help them fulfill their potential.

Across 190 countries and territories, we work for every child, everywhere, every day, to build a better world for everyone.

And we never give up.

For every child, an advocate

How can you make a difference?

  1. Develop and implement a cross-sectoral strategy for the existing multi-country multi-language U-Report South Asia platform considering the multiple functionalities of the Rapid-Pro Platform.
    • Develop and review a multi-sectoral strategy and monitoring and evaluation plan,
    • Design and disseminate U-Report poll findings including summary infographics,
    • Provide technical guidance and support to the U-Report data analyst on multiple U-Report functionalities and outputs, translation and dissemination,
    • Provide feedback to U-Reporters on actions taken,
    • Support integration of U-Report with other UNICEF assets, such as Internet of Good Things (IoGT), RapidPro and other innovation products.
  2. Ensure Cross-Sectoral and Country Collaboration
    • Lead the identification of poll priorities and execution of U-Report activities in collaboration with relevant sectors and country teams,
    • Support the integration of U-Report poll findings and recommendations to sectoral advocacy plans, programme planning and research strategies,
    • Provide technical support to South Asia countries in developing and implementing U-Report country level strategies, including delivering capacity building,
    • Regularly engage with the U-Report Adolescent Reference Group on poll priorities, poll design, analysis of adolescent and youth inputs, and report writing.
  3. Ensure Networking, Partnerships and Innovation
    • Build partnerships to strengthen reach and impact of U-Report, including disseminating poll findings and use of findings,
    • Promote innovation and learning on U-Report impact based on evaluation findings,
    • Engage with U-Reporters across the region and strengthen and scale up the South Asia U-Reporter network in collaboration with adolescent and youth networks, particularly marginalized youth including those living with disability, girls, those in rural and underserved areas and so on, including identifying low tech solutions for hard-to-reach areas.

Required Qualification & Experience

  • An Advanced University degree in Communication technology, Marketing, Journalism, International Relations, International Development, or another related field.
    *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
  • A minimum of five years of professional experience in social development planning and management in adolescent development related areas is required
  • Experience in U-Report or a related youth engagement online app including in poll design, dissemination, analysis and report writing
  • Experience working in a developing country is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.

For every Child, you demonstrate…

UNICEF’s Core Values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust and Accountability (CRITA) underpin everything we do and how we do it. Get acquainted with Our Values Charter: https://uni.cf/UNICEFValues

UNICEF competencies required for this post are…

(1) Builds and maintains partnerships (2) Demonstrates self-awareness and ethical awareness (3) Drive to achieve results for impact (4) Innovates and embraces change (5) Manages ambiguity and complexity (6) Thinks and acts strategically (7) Works collaboratively with others.

During the recruitment process, we test candidates following the competency framework. Familiarize yourself with our competency framework and its different levels: competency framework here.

UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization.

We offer a wide range of benefits to our staff, including paid parental leave, breastfeeding breaks and reasonable accommodation for persons with disabilities. UNICEF strongly encourages the use of flexible working arrangements.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.

How to Apply

Remarks:

This position has been assessed as an elevated risk role for Child Safeguarding purposes as it is either: a role with direct contact with children, works directly with child, is a safeguarding response role or has been assessed as an elevated risk role for child safeguarding. Additional vetting and assessment for elevated risk roles in child safeguarding (potentially including additional criminal background checks) applies.

UNICEF’s active commitment towards diversity and inclusion is critical to deliver the best results for children.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

UNICEF appointments are subject to medical clearance.  Issuance of a visa by the host country of the duty station, which will be facilitated by UNICEF, is required for IP positions. Appointments may also be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (COVID). Government employees that are considered for employment with UNICEF are normally required to resign from their government before taking up an assignment with UNICEF. UNICEF reserves the right to withdraw an offer of appointment, without compensation, if a visa or medical clearance is not obtained, or necessary inoculation requirements are not met, within a reasonable period for any reason.

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